The Albany Devils are on another hot streak with fantastic goaltending and scoring from seven different players. The other prospects in juniors and college didn't have as strong of a week, and some were extremely disappointing. Keep reading for stats and standout notes.
|Eric Gelinas (X)||1991||Albany||AHL||D||5||1||2||3||0.60||2||4||1||0||20||5|
|Cam Janssen (X)||1984||Albany||AHL||RW||11||0||1||1||0.09||-2||15||0||0||2||0|
|Anthony Brodeur||1995||Gatineau Olympiques||QMJHL||G||9||487:09:00||6||2||0||0||23||2.83||194||0.894|
|(X - not on active roster)|
|Artur Gavrus||1994||Dinamo Minsk||KHL||C||16||1||2||3||0.19||1||4||0||0||17||5.88%|
|Vladimir Zharkov||1988||CSKA Moskva||KHL||RW||25||2||2||4||0.16||-3||4||0||0||42||4.76%|
|Graham Black||1993||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||C||27||15||18||33||1.22||9||22||6||2||-||-|
|Myles Bell||1993||Kelowna Rockets||WHL||LW||18||9||8||17||0.94||9||23||1||0||-||-|
|Damon Severson||1994||Kelowna Rockets||WHL||D||19||6||13||19||1.00||5||20||3||0||-||-|
|Ben Johnson||1994||Windsor Spitfires||OHL||C||15||8||6||14||0.93||3||4||0||2||-||-|
|Ben Thomson||1993||Kitchener Rangers||OHL||LW||12||3||3||6||0.50||-5||34||1||0||-||-|
|Ryan Kujawinski||1995||Kingston Frontenacs||OHL||C||17||8||6||14||0.82||-3||16||2||0||-||-|
|Blake Coleman||1991||Miami Ohio||NCAA||C||12||7||5||12||1.00||8||35||2||0||50||14.00%|
|Alexander Kerfoot||1994||Harvard University||NCAA||C||6||1||1||2||0.33||1||0||0||0||9||11.11%|
|Blake Pietila||1993||Michigan Tech||NCAA||LW||11||1||6||7||0.64||-3||25||1||0||29||3.45%|
|Derek Rodwell||1990||University of North Dakota||NCAA||LW||4||1||0||1||0.25||0||8||0||0||11||9.09%|
|Miles Wood||1995||Brown University||NCAA||LW||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Joe Faust||1991||University of Wisconsin||NCAA||D||8||0||6||6||0.75||7||0||0||0||7||0.00%|
|Curtis Gedig||1991||Ohio State University||NCAA||D||12||0||3||3||0.25||6||8||0||0||21||0.00%|
|Steve Santini||1995||Boston College||NCAA||D||10||1||3||4||0.40||9||36||-||-||13||7.69%|
- In his first shutout of the season, Keith Kinkaid helped the Albany Devils defeat the Hartford Wolf Pack 3-0 on Friday. It was Kinkaid's fourth straight win and he saw support with goals from Riley Boychuk (his first of the season), Joe Whitney, and Rod Pelley (his second in two games). Here are the highlights:
- On Saturday, the Devils got their third straight win against the Syracuse Crunch in the shootout. Keith Kinkaid was in net again and made 29 saves and stopped all five shootout attempts. Reece Scarlett got his first career goal on the powerplay. That was the only Devil goal in regulation. Here are the highlights:
- In their fourth straight win and another shutout for Kinkaid, the Albany Devils defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack 3-0 last night. It was Kinkaids seventh career shutout and is now the third goalie in Albany history to have six straight wins. Stefan Matteau, Reid Boucher, and Brandon Burlon scored the goals.
- After being reactivated from injured reserves in New Jersey, Jon Merrill was returned to Albany instead of traveling with the Devils to California. Lamoriello wants Merrill to get back into a few games with Albany before he gets back into NHL action. He played his first game back last night.
- Joe Whitney is scoring at a point-per-game pace after scoring a goal and tallying three assists this week.
- For those questioning how Reid Boucher would do at the next level after a record-breaking season with the Sarnia Sting, he's doing quite well. He has 14 points (6G, 8A) in 17 games and is second on the team in scoring. He is also leading the team in shots on goal with 55.
- Reece Scarlett scored his first pro goal last weekend. He's been solid for Albany so far this season - it was nice for him to get rewarded for his strong play.
- Rostislav Olesz was placed on unconditional waivers yesterday so he could leave the Devils organization after receiving an offer to play in Switzerland. He felt he was ready for a regular NHL role and wasn't given one in New Jersey. Good luck to him in Switzerland.
- Keith Kinkaid is a boss. He got his second shutout of the season last night, which was also his sixth win in a row.
- The Record posted a cool article on Dan Kelly - an underappreciated defenseman in Albany. It's about his popularity in the locker room and his vital, yet all too often unnoticed role on the team.
- Sadly, Graham Black's point streak came to an end last night at 12 games. He had 21 points during that span. Wow.
- Damon Severson will represent the WHL in the Subway Super Series next week.
- Ryan Kujawinski had a strong week with two goals and two assists in two games for the Kingston Frontenacs.
- Steve Santini of Boston College was assessed a five-minute major and game disqualification last weekend against Massachusetts meaning he was suspended for the following game. This was his first game back after another DQ.
Prospect of the Week:
You have to go with Keith Kinkaid. He was named the AHL Player of the Week and is currently the top goalie in the league with a .930 save percentage and 1.75 goal against average. He has six wins in a row and has a 7-1-1 record.
He is really stepping up and showing his value to the Devils organization as Brodeur's career comes to an end. With a streaky team in Albany, he could be the rock that helps them push for a playoff spot for the first time in years. Kinkaid had this to say of his current streak,
"I want to keep this going, You're hot and you want to just keep it going. It's a good streak so far and we'll see how long it lasts."
Who stood out to you this week, good our bad? Do you think Kinkaid can keep up his strong play for another week? Which prospect are you getting the most excited about as the season progresses? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for reading!